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MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1  
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 43
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222562 times:

Didn't see a thread about this. Hoping for a positive resolution. MH370.



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User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 223444 times:

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. "

That does not sound good at all.  

User currently offlineTXspotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222923 times:

It's on a few news outlets on twitter as well...

User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1539 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222898 times:

This just out from AFP: "BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines says it 'has lost contact' with plane carrying 239 people"


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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3377 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222671 times:

Doesn't sound good at all, hope everything is okay...

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User currently onlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8970 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222584 times:
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Scheduled arrival time in Beijing was more than two hours ago, unfortunately this does not sound good.

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User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222637 times:

Assuming that it is 2:40 Subang time, it has been missing for almost 6 hours. Airliners don't disappear for 6 hours and then reappear.  Sad

[Edited 2014-03-07 16:39:28]

User currently offlineBravoEchoNov From Qatar, joined Jan 2014, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222434 times:

Malaysia has released a statement. It is a 777-200er. The same type involved in the Asiana crash last year. https://m.facebook.com/my.malaysiaairlines/posts/514299315349933?stream_ref=10

User currently offlinetkukucka From Australia, joined Apr 2013, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 222106 times:

"Malaysia Airlines 'has lost contact' with plane carrying 239 people, the carrier tells CNN." -- CNN www.cnn.com

User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221974 times:

Anyone see anything on Flightradar24 etc?


User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221667 times:

any idea where the flight was the last time contact was made.

hoping for the best, but it's hard to imagine a positive outcome.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221690 times:

Finally starting to hit the US presses. NBC News has it on their website as does CNN. So does BBC.

Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. That is a long time to be gone.


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221659 times:

This is awful news. Thoughts and prayers to all onboard and all those affected.
Let's hope there were at least some survivors.

User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2897 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221619 times:

Ugh....... I hope this turns out good...

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User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 803 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221763 times:

I don't know how great flightaware coverage is for Malaysia but here is the link to this flight, for the curious:



Hoping for the best...

User currently offlineshengzhurou From China, joined May 2010, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221434 times:

from the malaysian air website


Saturday, March 08, 07:30 AM MYT +0800 Media Statement - MH370 Incident released at 7.24am

Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today (8 March 2014).

Flight MH370, operated on the B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am on 8 March 2014. MH370 was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30am the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including 2 infants), 12 crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Meanwhile, the public may contact +603 7884 1234 for further info.

Sheng Zhu Rou
User currently offlineORL777 From Venezuela, joined Jun 2005, 273 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221503 times:

the last registered for flightradar24 says that aircraft is missing is 9M-MRO

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 43
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221538 times:

Flight Radar 24 seems to think the aircraft involved is 9M-MRO. Unsubstantiated at this time.


User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 221398 times:

It's now on the ticker on CNN. Anyone know whether any part of the flight route from KUL to PEK is over water?

"Those who talk, do not know, and those who know, do not talk."
User currently offlineMilesDependent From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220924 times:

If co-ordinates from FlightRadar24 are correct,

4°58'14.2"N 102°36'44.6"E

last contact was about 40km west of Kuala Terengganu.

User currently offlineatnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220774 times:

This is really stressful news. Most likely a bad outcome, but hoping for the best still. They lost contact two hours into the flight. Where would the flight be? Over Thailand still?

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User currently offlineBravoEchoNov From Qatar, joined Jan 2014, 293 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220789 times:

Quoting Skyguy (Reply 18):

It was lost before water. Around the Kelantan region of Malaysia.

User currently offlineferminbrif From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220064 times:

according to CNN, here you are:


User currently offlinepommy80 From Australia, joined Jul 2009, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220121 times:

Quoting BravoEchoNov (Reply 21):

Flightradar24 has it past Malaysia at 35000... Obviously not the best source but it's usually accurate.

User currently offlineSOBHI51 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 4395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 220078 times:

If the last communication was after 121 minutes after T/O then the plane was over water.

I am against any terrorist acts committed under the name of Islam
25 PHX787 : This will only be the 4th loss of a 777 (in a worst case scenario) so I am quite suspicious of why it's missing...way too early to say anything now th
26 Btblue : 9M-MRO was involved in an accident in 2012. The wing hit the tail of a China Eastern A340 with the tip left hanging. Not serious but noteworthy. From
27 flymia : Terrible news for a Friday night, just saw it on my phone out to dinner. Hoping for the best but 777s don't just lose contact for no reason.
28 bennett123 : What is the weather like in that area.
29 tkukucka : What are the chanes of a bomb being on board. Really hoping for the best.
30 bueb0g : Jesus... hopefully they ditched and they're all safe awaiting rescue but it's a slim chance indeed. Feeling the same numbing shock and dread I remembe
31 Post contains links MilesDependent : Anyone know weather in that area at time of last contact (per Flightradar)? Flighradar24 data ,may not be accurate. If you look at same flight differe
32 747megatop : 4th? One was the BA 777 at LHR; the other one is potentially this MH aircraft (I hope not). The 3rd one is the OZ at SFO. Which is the other one?
33 Stretch : Not good. Not good at all. Prayers for all.
34 tkukucka : Egypt air in Cairo cockpit fire and it was a right off
35 Post contains links MilesDependent : http://www.smh.com.au/world/malaysia...ngers-on-board-20140308-hvgnx.html An unconfirmed report from a flight tracking website said the plane had plun
36 AS737MAX : Egyptair suffered a fire on a 777 on the ground at CAI a few years ago, no one was onboard
37 bennett123 : This aircraft was only 11 years old. If it has crashed after a sudden failure at altitude, (no record of a mayday) then the options are quite limited.
38 TWA772LR : That kinda sounds like UA 93. Oh God I hope this was just a ditching.
39 Stretch : Wasn't there an Ethiopian Airline 777 that was hijacked and crashed by the hijackers into the ocean?
40 bennett123 : This aircraft was only 11 years old. If it has crashed after a sudden failure at altitude, (no record of a mayday) then the options are quite limited.
41 TWA772LR : That was a 767.
42 cjg225 : Wow. This is awful. This may be a bit cold, but I am very curious to see how MH responds to this. Following OZ's actions/communications following the
43 fraspotter : Pilot Error? Definitely wouldn't be the first time.
44 kristiaand : Was a 767!
45 pommy80 : Probably Flightradar24 or Flightaware. I played back and noticed it at 37000 then drop to 0 ft, then disappear on radar.. But that was about 30-1 hr
46 SOBHI51 : I think that was a 767
47 Post contains links bueb0g : Pax and crew were on board and evacuated via the jetway, luckily no serious injuries although some were treated for smoke inhalation. http://avherald
48 nimool : Thoughts and prayers to those on flight! hope they are still somewhere safe!
49 747megatop : 4. Stall [AF 447 for example] But folks...too early to speculate (but my inner gut feeling says "lost contact" is not good since the Aircraft sould h
50 pommy80 : 4. Suicide. Sensitive but one incident only happened recently...
51 Post contains links Btblue : FlightAware track log. http://uk.flightaware.com/live/fligh.../20140307/1635Z/WMKK/ZBAA/tracklog
52 9MMRD : Thoughts go out to those onboard and their family and friends. We can only hope for the best.
53 infinit : Still no updates since. I hope for the best. Since it likely went missing over the South China Sea, I really hope there is no delay in the search and
54 atnight : It's been almost 7 hours since contact was lost. The likely result is a sad one. But I don't think it should be like the AF 447 since it wasn't crossi
55 trintocan : Very shocking news indeed. My prayers are with everyone else's on this one. This is deeply worrying. Above all, let's keep peeled to the news updates
56 richierich : Very bad news indeed. One hopes for the best but in 2014 aircraft don't generally go "missing" and not show up to their destination, so obviously some
57 xiaotung : Anderson Cooper on CNN just said he will come back with news about the crash of MH aircraft. He used the word crash when nothing has been confirmed.
58 Post contains images RomeoBravo : well if it was two or so hours into the flight you'd expect it to be about 900nm from KUL so it may have come down just off the coast of Vietnam. ligh
59 n6238p : Plane isn't even confirmed crashed and we already have final reports on the cause. Never change A.Net. Never change.
60 Post contains links CGMAI : Saw it on Russia Today about 10 minutes ago..and the only thing I can think of right now is Oh no, not again!, this just sounds like another AF447 (I'
61 BravoEchoNov : CNN Anderson Cooper is now Breaking in with a special report about the 777.
62 bueb0g : I find the idea of a catastrophic structural failure on a 777 operated by MAS to be pretty unthinkable but I guess anything is possible... Weather se
63 B747400ERF : There was a terrorist attack last week in China. This airplane was heading to China. So that is one possibility. Also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
64 Web500sjc : Left 45 min after midnight, disappeared at 2:30 am. 7 hours of fuel on board. Should have run out by 8:30. Source Malaysian airlines interview on cnn
65 CGMAI : And where did anybody say they knew what caused it? All I saw where a few people giving out ideas to what MAY have happened.
66 richierich : I don't think anybody has done that. Plausible scenarios perhaps, but causes of the "crash?" No.
67 B747400ERF : You can see the other days flights are tracked all the way to the Chinese mainland, it does not look good.
68 bueb0g : ? What are you on about? All there is so far is some general speculation about the potential causes. Nobody has been anything approaching emphatic.
69 wxmeddler : Approx. what time (in UTC) was MH370 last heard? I'm trying to dig out some satellight images for weather purposes to see if Wx may have been a factor
70 NickLAX : Seems MH website at least had info up quick. Not much bit better response than OZ. I'm personally shocked. I've taken this exact overnight flight a fe
71 A388 : As mentioned in reply 50 this might be a case of suicide. I really hope this isn't the case and that everything turns out well. A388
72 Post contains links bueb0g : http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0 Avherald has a short article up now. Probably the best place to keep up with confirmed updates as the
73 Web500sjc : 18:30 on March 7th 2014
74 evomutant : No, it is just an extrapolation as the track log shows.
75 747megatop : Have been watching Air Crash Investigations -Mayday series for the past few days. The were saying how 777 has a perfect safety record (this was the LH
76 Post contains links Viscount724 : Not correct about no one being on board. There were 307 passengers and 10 crew on board. The flight was preparing to leave for JED. Photos and video
77 trex8 : Hope its not a MH124 777 software issue again.
78 AS737MAX : Thank you for clarifying, had thought it was empty at the gate
79 joffie : Just heard it on the radio. Shocking.. hope they find it.. but cant hold my breath!
80 atcsundevil : Always hate to hear about this kind of stuff. Definitely surprised it's a 777 -- it has a truly proven, impeccable flight record. I think the odds of
81 RDUDDJI : Potentially tragic news. Thoughts and prayers with all involved and their families and friends.
82 Post contains images PC12Fan : Sounds to me like you know why this aircraft is no longer safe when we don't even know where it's at yet. It's true that it sounds very grim. But let
83 tortugamon : All signs report to the OZ crash being attributed to pilot error not the aircraft. Likewise we do not know if this is even an incident yet, and if it
84 Post contains images wxmeddler : Here is a infrared satellight image from MSAT for 18:30 UTC 07/03/2014. Looks clear over the suspect area. Doesn't mean there might have been clear ai
85 747megatop : That is pretty rude. I never said that i know, someone listed possible causes of a loss (if it is a loss indeed), i just added a cause and even said
86 zkncj : Could something from North Korea reached that far?
87 JacobChoi : Hope that everything is safe!
88 hivue : Just FYI for anyone interested: according to Wikipedia the Gulf Of Thailand has a mean depth of 45M and a max depth of 80M.
89 wxmeddler : Yes, but that chance is less than .00000001%. And if there was a launch of any type of missile (ie. Iran Air 655) I'm sure we would would know by now
90 PC12Fan : To use your own words. Sounds pretty conclusive on your part to me. Care to share what your cause is when we don't even know what happened yet?
91 Post contains links bueb0g : Second press release from MAS, similar to the first, with the information that they are informing next-of-kin. SECOND PRESS RELEASE: We deeply regret
92 bennett123 : I think you mean reply 91.
93 bueb0g : I'm not quite sure what you're disputing here. Since BA038, and the OZ crash, the 777 no longer has a perfect, hull-loss (and fatality free) accident
94 802flyguy : So far Anderson Copper on CNN is doing a decent job, with some informative guest. Much better than Wolf Blizter after the OZ accident at SFO.
95 BNE : Surprising to hear the news that MH lost an aircraft. either into forest or into the sea.
96 Post contains links mercure1 : based on probabilistic* IFR routing, 2hrs enroute would place the flight apprx here: http://skyvector.com/?ll=13.37038096...=304&zoom=4&plan=V
97 LipeGIG : Just to let all know, we are looking closer to this thread. (Also expecting that everyone is safe!) Regards, Forum Moderators.
98 Post contains links and images golfradio : 9M-MRO a few months ago ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Jonathan Morgan
99 Post contains images captaindoony : Rumours starting to surface that it has landed in Nan Ming Note that it is Social Media, I remain sceptical, can't see it having gone that far. l[Edit
100 Post contains links and images Devilfish : Latest photo of the missing aircraft in the data base..... View Large View MediumPhoto © Jonathan Morgan Prayers for the safety of all on board.
101 infinit : Another avenue for investigation is the military tensions between China and the ASEAN states There is the possibility of a miscalculation or a mistak
102 Post contains images Miami : Thoughts and prayers are with everyone on board and their families. Hopefully this all turns out well and everyone is safe and sound. Worst case scena
103 802flyguy : link? Again, everyone, PLEASE NO MORE IDLE SPECULATION!
104 PC12Fan : I do hear what your saying. I just hate some peoples views that immediately determine what's at fault when we don't even have one fact yet on it yet.
105 jetfuel : 1723 UTC 123 AM it went off radar at 35,000 feet over ocean
106 Mir : It would have to be a ballistic missile, and those aren't remotely accurate enough to hit a moving target, particularly one moving as fast as, and as
107 Post contains images wxmeddler : It was dark at that time, 2 or 3 AM? Not much moonlight either.
108 kiwiinoz : I don't know why people get upset about all the speculation. This is a site of aviation enthusiasts. We are not CNN. We are not accountable to fact ch
109 Post contains links RDUDDJI : I noticed this tidbit in the Sydney Morning Herald. If true, it's an interesting coincidence. Not sure what crash they're referring to... "The missing
110 tonytifao : What time is it in the area right now?
111 Victr : watch fox news supposedly a news conference is coming soon
112 koruman : Firstly, I hope that a miracle may happen. Secondly, there is a significant political context at both ends of this flight. We all know about the separ
113 TWA772LR : CNN states it went missing in Vietnamese airspace.
114 wxmeddler : UTC -7 so 9 AM. 12 hours different from East coast USA,
115 747megatop : Safety record as in having no fatilities (i am not saying that the aircraft is unsafe per se). All i am saying is that there has been a hull loss wit
116 ltbewr : This is likely a terrible tragedy from what we know at this time. Has there been any signs of debris yet? On MSNBC at about 9:01 PM, they used a photo
117 ColAvionLover : This might be kind of good. At least, for chances of survival, considering they water-landed and even for the rescue of the CVR and FDR.
118 armitageshanks : Because it makes them feel superior to be the "sober mind" among rabid speculation. This is an aviation forum and discussion and rumor in a thread li
119 hivue : I think people get upset about the crazy wild speculations. This event may have a bizarre cause, but with no info now the best speculations would be
120 CrimsonChin : Someone just told me there are some people on twitter saying it made an emergency landing in China? It's off twitter though, so take it with a grain o
121 PC12Fan : Duly noted. It's safe to say we both are extremely hoping for the very best.
122 XFSUgimpLB41X : Satellite shows clear. They were not in the same dangerous tropical thunderstorm conditions as AF 447.
123 Post contains links Miami : CNN is live and reporting on Flight 370. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/cvptve/cvpstream1.html
124 kiwiinoz : I agree. I really want to hear every crazy theory out there. One of them is going to be right. If I want confirmed facts, I will go to a news site. A
125 Post contains images TwoFourLeft : Via CNN: "[retired AA pilot] said the plane is 'about as sophisticated as any commercial airplane could possibly be,' with an excellent safety record.
126 Norcal773 : The idiot Pierce Morgan just said the Boeing 777-200ER can fly for 18 hours non-stop. Of course it can, empty! At least Richard Quest is more knowledg
127 jetfuel : unconfirmed sources say it was GPS and communication instruments malfunction. the eagle has SAFELY landed tho at Nanning China. information status ALP
128 aerobalance : When an aircraft is 'lost' at cruise altitude - the safest phase of flight - it's natural to speculate at this early time. Time will find a cause for
129 jreuschl : AlJazeera supposedly reporting it landed in Naning. We can hope for this miracle.
130 HomsAr : Part of the problem with wild speculation is that it tends to drown out actual facts. It makes discussions like this difficult to follow, especially
131 tonytifao : Piers is the most ignorant person in TV. Glad CNN is cutting him
132 2008matt : Surely if it had made a landing somewhere we would know about it by now, has been a number of hours now.
133 CaliAtenza : just reading the thread over at reddit and people are saying the flight has landed in Nanming apparently...some rumors are going around.
134 Miami : Reports say that it should have lost all fuel by now.. Not good at all.
135 Longhornmaniac : Emphasis on unconfirmed. Cheers, Cameron
136 kiwiinoz : Yeah, you would have thought one of the pilots would have phoned headquarters by now if they had landed. Unless maybe they were detained? In any case,
137 Accidentally : Geez...CNN Graphic continually showing "Bowing 777"
138 aerobalance : You missed the part when he said it's fueled for half that on this flight.
139 Post contains images TwoFourLeft : Also, MH said they had sent search and rescue teams out. Doesn't sound like it landed safely. [Edited 2014-03-07 18:18:10]
140 hivue : And apparently Malaysia has launched SAR.
141 KirkSeattle : He is an idiot, I agree. However, I think Richard Quest has really done a good job on his research over the years. He got flamed a while back for mis
142 reality : CNN also has said that no one knows what has happened. They have repeatedly said that the 777 has a very good safety record. He said that and then he
143 2008matt : BBC News just reported that Chinese authorities say the plane never entered their airspace.
144 xiaotung : Why would Nanning keep it from the world if it were true? Nanning is not a small place and in this day and age, it's just impossible.
145 RomeoBravo : china has denied tracking the flight. highly unlikely it's landed in NNG which is only an hour away from the last position. unfortunately some person
146 richierich : And they don't have phones in Nanning?
147 trex8 : No wonder they are broke, they run their own SAR ??? The Malaysian and/or Vietnamese authorities have probably activated their SAR resources.
148 LipeGIG : If it was landed in an airport, why not to contact their HQ as this is going on press now for 2 hours at least, and it lost contact more than 7 hours
149 zkncj : If it was say hijacked, probably not likely....
150 hivue : If it landed there we'd have photos from phones by now.
151 TwoFourLeft : I probably should have phrased that differently, but no MH does not have their own SAR (at least not that I know of).
152 Coal : He has been convicted of that many times already, nothing new, nothing to see there, move on. I was thinking perhaps a Uighur hijacking? Especially o
153 Post contains links krod031 : http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage...mas-kl-beijing-flight-missing.html That link reports that it landed. I hope it's true...
154 Post contains images Ab345 : No recent commercial airplane has anything less than a perfectly fine design and no inherent desing flaw. Not the 777, not the A330 and no other produ
155 richierich : I believe this far more than Twitter reports about a landing in NNG. Sadly. Unfortunately we have to accept that this aircraft is down, and we all kn
156 United Airline : Any news? Most passengers are Malaysians I suppose?
157 philask : It's incredibly irresponsible of any publication to post rumour like this. If it had landed we'd have photos and official word by now.
158 travaz : If it is wild rabid speculation most of us are able to read it and dismiss it. Caveat emptor !
159 philask : 160 are Chinese nationals, 13 different nationalities onboard.
160 azzazzazza : No, CNN reported 160 of the 239 were Chinese.[Edited 2014-03-07 18:31:10]
161 2008matt : If it has indeed landed, which I find unlikely, why on earth would it have taken 7-8 hours for that news to surface?
162 DTW2HYD : CNN reported most pax are Chinese ~160, 2 infants. 13 different nationals aboard.
163 Norcal773 : Agreed. They're cutting him? Thank God. I just don't buy this, sorry to say. It must have landed hours ago due to the amount of fuel on-board and at
164 reality : CNN reports that most (160) passengers were Chinese nationals.
165 krod031 : I couldn't agree with you more. I saw the link , read the article and felt the need to share.
166 antskip : Malaysia Airlines still reports the plane as missing.
167 huxrules : Do Malaysian 777s have similar satellite maintainance message equipment that AF 447 had?
168 LFutia : If it was true, then Malaysia Airways would have released a statement yes? Leo/ORD
169 rampbro : There will be plenty of speculation until the aircraft is found, one way or the other. Whats important right now is for everyone to stop for a minute,
170 747megatop : Well, a Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger design flaw brought the 777 down at LHR! And there were 2 737s that crashed because of a design flaw in the rudder Po
171 Post contains images Coal : Having said that, if they lost contact over Vietnamese airspace (and it seems to have been close to SGN), why did they go all the way to NNG? Makes n
172 upsmd11 : The Malaysian Digest web site seems to be down now.
173 philask : Christ, someone take Piers Morgan off the air and put someone objective on to report this... Every sentence that comes out of his mouth is littered wi
174 CrimsonChin : Trying to imagine the scenario that'd have happened where the plane would have landed for hours in another airport and MH would be so clueless about i
175 GSTBA : I would have thought so, or even word that a press conference in iminent
176 hivue : That was a manufacturing issue.
177 DTW2HYD : Well if it lost both engines and has to glide on RAT, not sure it can turn back. May be NNG is the best option.
178 2008matt : You would imagine that if landed, at least one of the 230 odd people onboard would have made contact by now.
179 hivue : That was more a one-in-a-billion set of circumstances than a design flaw.[Edited 2014-03-07 18:40:23]
180 armitageshanks : And that's why open communication is always better in the end. This is an aviation fansite and this literally broke an hour ago. This is exactly what
181 2008matt : Sky News are seriously hopeless on reporting this, seems like they are just ad-libbing the whole thing.
182 Ab345 : Not one of your claims is actually true though. BA 772 LHR incident was about ice crystalls in the fuel system. Not a design flaw. 737 rudder hard tu
183 Post contains links KBUF : NTSB is standing by: http://twitter.com/NTSB/status/442127612916539392 Thoughts and prayers to everyone on board.[Edited 2014-03-07 18:42:38][Edited 2
184 2008matt : Sky News reporting Chinese authorities at Nanning say aircraft has not landed there. And supposedly at Beijing airport, plane is just showing as 'dela
185 krod031 : Again. ME personally, I agree with you 100% that they would of announced it. I'm Not saying personally that this a/c landed. I saw the link and felt
186 TXspotter : BA 38 ice crystals in a fuel system is a textbook case of a design flaw, ice shouldn't be there. Which is why they changed the heat exchange. Same fo
187 GSTBA : Unless the aircraft had been hijacked as speculated in a earlier post. Would there be any reason that the Chinese authorities would hold back informa
188 Norcal773 : A Malaysian Airlines representative on CNN just denied reports of the plane having landed safely so can;t believe someone started such a cruel rumor a
189 as77w : VP of flight ops just confirmed via CNN that the aircraft has NOT landed at Nanning.
190 Stitch : Folks, can we keep the discussion to MH370 and not re-hash other incidents?
191 swacle : Maylasian Airlines official on CNN now reporting the plane has not landed in NNG.
192 Kaphias : Press conference in 15 mins.
193 LipeGIG : Press Conference in 15 minutes as per MH executive (VP of Operations)
194 DTW2HYD : MAS official on PM Live, NNG reports are not true. They have no further information. Press conference 10PM EST.
195 hivue : You get ice crystals in fuel because of water in the fuel (there's always some water in fuel). The aircraft/engine designers did not design the fuel.
196 Post contains images Miami : Arrivals board at PEK. Currently displays MH flight 370 as 'delayed'
197 teme82 : Is it just me or does anyone else have a feeling that this is similar to the TM 470 incident. I do honestly hope that pilot suicide is not the case in
198 2008matt : Sadly it looks like the hopes for a happy ending to this are slipping away - my condolences to all those involved, if the worst has happened.
199 WSTAKL : How about the possibility the Chinese shot it down after it entered their airspace (unannounced) as a result of a hijacking?
200 stasisLAX : Malaysia Airlines to hold press conference in 15 minutes from now per airline officials statement on CNN's Piers Morgan show.
201 Ab345 : Let me rephrase then: It is not an aerodynamic inherent problem with the plane or even something that came off the production line as faulty. Boeing
202 hmmmm... : Safe to say the plane is lost and the passengers are dead. That is not going too far out on a limb. When planes drop off of radar, they don't show up
203 Coal : Of course! China is the least transparent when it comes to these types of events, although it has been harder of late with social media. I was thinki
204 Tigerguy : My thoughts to the passengers and their families. Also to the workers who have set about trying to find the first answers to this mystery. If the wors
205 Post contains images EA CO AS : You must be fun at parties. Until the press conference, we simply don't know what has occurred. Is what you're saying likely? Sadly, yes - but that d
206 2008matt : I find it highly unlikely, but I suppose nothing can be ruled out at this point. Fingers crossed nothing like that has happened.
207 Stitch : It may be a case of "mistaken identity" if MH has scheduled service to that airport.
208 802flyguy : posting deleted sorry[Edited 2014-03-07 19:05:20]
209 AS737MAX : Is a fire a possibility? Would certainly account for radar and comms loss. And yes i know backups are in place for such an event
210 Capt747Ret : If I had landed somewhere without phone service I would have cranked up the HF and called mother! With HF you can call anywhere! This has happened to
211 2008matt : Let us hope so, it would make for an interested read/viewing. Unfortunately however, that scenario is becoming ever more unlikely.
212 Mir : It is possible, but the lack of a distress call makes it unlikely. Even SR111, which had a fire that spread very rapidly, was able to advise ATC of t
213 Miami : This incident reminds me of Air France flight 447..
214 DTW2HYD : Not necessarily. Even with complete power loss it can glide. May be it landed on a rice paddy field in Vietnam. May be it is in China and authorities
215 GSTBA : It could be. If this was the case the pilots priority would be to get it down to the ground asap before it became uncontrolable. Based on the aircraf
216 wxmeddler : I talked to a volcanologist on twitter, and he said that there was no ash advisories for the area and most of the ash from Indonesia this time of year
217 2008matt : BBC News reported plane lost contact with Ho Chi Minh City ATC at 01:20 local time
218 pilotfox : Currently in Can Tho, Vietnam (just SW of SGN) kind of eerie to think it may have gone missing near me.
219 philask : CNN graphic with huge chunky line showing the flight arcing over land instead of the designated flight path over the ocean... Really, is this the best
220 2008matt : Does anyone know what the general procedure for an airline would be in this situation?
221 Dehowie : Having flown over the Gulf if Thailand many times no doubt it will turn up soon. The Gulf is full of thousands and i mean thousands of fishing boats.
222 osloflyer : I wonder if it possibly could have collided with a drone, I have read about birdstrikes before,one at FL360 over Colorado once and one at FL370 over A
223 N328KF : "Step 1. Look at everything that Asiana did. Step 2. Do the opposite."
224 copter808 : And the neat thing is that these speculative causes are nearly always wrong! Reread the thread a year from now!
225 747WanSui : My hearts and prayers go out to those on board and those who were close to them. Based on what I've been reading about this accident/incident, if it d
226 N328KF : Nearly always? I don't remember how the AF447 thread went, but most of the speculation was accurate enough on OZ214. Do you have any examples to prov
227 antskip : Just an observation- Today's MH370, now without contact for 10 hours, and due in Beijing 5 hours ago, was code-shared with China Southern Airlines as
228 turjo101 : How likely is mid air collision?!? I mean the ac was supposed to be close to Vietnam. Anyone know anything about Vietnam ATC? I was just watching a do
229 Miami : Flight had 230 passengers and crew. There were 14 nationalities. 153 pax from China 153 pax, 38 pax from Malaysia, 4 US pax Captain of MH flight 370 h
230 philask : I guess, like millions of others, I mistakenly thought that CNN would be the best place to get live info on an event like this, then I kept watching
231 Wingtips56 : Oh it's just as well, since there is nothing new to say for now. BBC World News just had a recap, quoting what the airline and Xinhau News have said,
232 WSTAKL : Local news here in New Zealand have confirmed 2 NZ nationals onboard and 7 Australians.
233 kl838 : If it was a case like AF447, there were ACARS messages sent to the airline, wouldn't there be something similar if the plane hit the water or land? I
234 travaz : When you know nothing what comes out of your mouth is really BS.
235 Post contains links LipeGIG : Please continue discussions on Part II , now open. Link to Part II MH370 B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 2 (by LipeGIG Mar 7 2014 in Civil Aviation)
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